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Shields and Brooks: First Debate Focused on Details Rather than Larger Themes
October 3, 2012 at 12:00 AM EDT
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Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill and Christina Bellantoni discuss the candidates' performances in the first debate with NewsHour's political analysts David Brooks and Mark Shields. For Shields and Brooks, the most interesting part of the debate were the topics the candidates did not bring up and the comments that went unchallenged.
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